Back to Basics - Focus
In a survey I conducted among a few hundred photographers like you, two things became clear: getting really sharp photos is a problem that many face. And there is a lot of frustration and ambiguity about which settings to use and when.
In KickStart group on Facebook you see a lot of photos of people who have been receiving coaching from me for a while and I realize that sometimes you can lose heart because you think: I can't compete with this. But you don't realize that most of them only started growing really seriously a few months ago.
That's why I want to go back to basics, because if you have a good foundation, you can really grow.
In the free KickStart course you have already received 5 tips for these sharp photos. It is important to know that you can only focus at 1 distance. Many people think that you can focus on multiple subjects in your photo with automatic autofocus. This is only possible if all these subjects are at exactly the same distance from your camera. Otherwise this is technically not possible.
The viewer's eyes to your photo will always move to the point of focus. So when you're shooting a portrait, you want your model's eyes to be sharp. The viewer's first look will immediately connect with your model and that's very nice.
That is why you have to set your autofocus in such a way that you choose the focus point yourself and set it at the point that you want to be in focus. And eye detection? This works better and better, but also use it consciously so that you can correct the computer if it chooses the wrong point.
And there is a big difference in moving and stationary subjects. For this you choose the right autofocus mode, with most cameras this is autofocus single or onehot for stationary subjects and autofocus continues or AI-Servo for moving subjects. As a photographer, you also make a conscious choice here.
This way you get your autofocus under control and you get started as conscious photography. I would like to help you get the most out of your camera.
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Picture of Golden Hour Member Esther during shoot in Upside Down museum